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The Make Meaning Podcast

Aug 18, 2023

Diane Gottlieb champions midlife women while telling her own provocative, riveting stories for publications like River Teeth, HuffPost, and SmokeLong Quarterly. Winner of the Tiferet 2021 Writing Contest and a finalist in SmokeLong Grand Micro Contest 2022, Diane has three master’s degrees and serves as editor of Awakenings: Stories of Body and Consciousness and prose/creative nonfiction editor of Emerge Literary Journal.

In this episode of the Make Meaning Podcast, host Lynne Golodner chats with Diane about her passion for writing, her dedication to empowering the voices of midlife women and her journey to becoming known in the literary community.


In this episode, Lynne and Diane discuss: 

  • Creating community

  • Winning writing awards

  • How editing helps your own writing

  • Curating content

  • How writing styles change over time

  • Diane’s book projects

  • The power of revision

  • How to know when a piece is finished

  • Social Media Marketing


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Episode 73 - Jim Reese - Why Teaching Writing in Prisons Helps Everybody